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The late Professor Bury's History of Freedom of Thought is a well-established 'little classic' which has been in steady and continuous demand since it was first published in 1913. Written when liberty of thought seemed likely to become a universally attained ideal, the book is at once a history and a manifesto of a vital human quest whose end has since receded into futurity. For this edition Mr. Blackham has provided a substantial Epilogue surveying, in an historical context, the changed situation in Religion, ...
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The late Professor Bury's History of Freedom of Thought is a well-established 'little classic' which has been in steady and continuous demand since it was first published in 1913. Written when liberty of thought seemed likely to become a universally attained ideal, the book is at once a history and a manifesto of a vital human quest whose end has since receded into futurity. For this edition Mr. Blackham has provided a substantial Epilogue surveying, in an historical context, the changed situation in Religion, Education, Parliament, the Press, Science, and in society generally.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781932716320
  • Publisher: International Debate Education Association
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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John Bagnell Bury (16 October 1861 - 1 June 1927), known as J. B. Bury, was an Irish historian, classical scholar, Byzantinist and philologist. He objected to the label "Byzantinist" explicitly in the preface to the 1889 edition of his Later Roman Empire.
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Table of Contents

Preface to Second Edition vii
I Introductory: Freedom of Thought and the Forces Against It 1
II Reason Free: Greece and Rome 13
III Reason in Prison: the Middle Ages 37
IV Prospect of Deliverance: the Renaissance and the Reformation 54
V Religious Toleration 72
VI The Growth of Rationalism: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries 101
VII The Progress of Rationalism: Nineteenth Century 141
VIII The Justification of Liberty of Thought 186
Epilogue 203
Bibliography 240
Index 243
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